A new national early warning system for cyclones would reduce the losses they cause to Samoa by as much as 80 per cent and pay for itself more than six times over, a new report has found. The authors, Dr. Fakhruddin and Schick are from Tonkin + Taylor International and the New Zealand Risk Interpretation …

Dr Bapon Fakhruddin:Early warning system could reduce cyclone losses by 80 percentRead More »

Technical Working Group on Sendai Hazard definitions and classification to be launched The new working group co-facilitated by the UNDRR and ISC is tasked with developing new hazard definitions and classifications and seeks input from stakeholders to ensure the list is robust and reflects the full spectrum of local and regional terminology. The most “unsexy” …

Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter| AUGUST 2019 EDITIONRead More »

Download for details: Schedule: 2-6 September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand Course Overview Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential management process and tool that allow project/program managers to track progress of project activities and capture results and value addition of the program to development agenda. In other words, it can help an organization, including managers …

Call for application: ADPC’s 1st Training Course on “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Disaster Risk Reduction”Read More »

Disasters disrupt normalcy and present challenges for development policies. The impacts of any disaster–whether triggered by climate change, natural hazards or other man-made events–can be compounded by decisions that intentionally or unintentionally amplify rather than reduce damage. Disasters have impacts across all sectors, necessitating multi- and trans-disciplinary research. The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Programme …

IRDR Contributed to the GAR2019Read More »

From the 27th December 2018 the Solomon Islands experienced two weeks of intense rainfall due to the rapid succession of three tropical storms.  Firstly, a tropical depression that later turned into Cyclone Mona crossed the country bringing heavy downpours and high winds. This was followed by another tropical depression that formed nearby and lingered over …

China GEO/LODGD supports New Year Flood Impact in HoniaraRead More »

For more details and submission, please refer to the original link. The top two papers will be announced at the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction in Kuala Lumpur on March 16-17, 2020. The APRU Multi-Hazards Program in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling for …

Celebrating Disaster ‘Non-Events’: a Call for Research Papers and Case StudiesRead More »

This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to ‘Expand IRDR Network and Scientific Output’ (No. 5 of the IRDR Action Plan 2018-2020). This Working Paper Series is thus specially made to facilitate the dissemination …

IRDR Working Paper Series – Volumn 1Read More »

This publication is developed by a group of individuals from the International Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Keio University, the University of Tokyo, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and Church World Service (CWS) Japan in collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-Hazards …

30 innovations for Disaster Risk ReductionRead More »

The Minister for Climate Change welcomes the Ministry for the Environment’s appointment of an expert panel to create the framework for New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed. “The National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA) will provide a national overview of how climate change is likely to …

IRDR SC member Bapon Fakhruddin was appointed by National Climate Change Risk Assessment Panel of New ZealandRead More »